To ensure the success of your event, the International Museum of Surgical Science has an approved list of vendors that includes Chicago’s preeminent caterers. All approved vendors have been selected for their high standards and quality of service to use our historic space.

Preferred Caterers

Beyond Catering & Events

Contact: Maura Wais

o- 312.553.9300 ext 211 c- 312.785.7081

We are current. We have always embraced an “un-catered” approach to food, one which honors fine ingredients and creative execution. The goal is to listen to each client and provide a distinctive menu that’s prepared and presented in a way to delight and inspire. In an environment of ever-changing service styles and food trends, BEYOND EVENTS stays on the forefront with one thing in mind: a memorable food experience.

Chef by Request

Contact: Amanda Ingle

At Chef By Request, we realize how important the event planning process is and how overwhelming it can be for you to make so many decisions when it comes to your special event. We are here to help! We pride ourselves in each unique event we cater and treat it as though it were our own catered wedding reception, corporate event or spectacular theme party or bbq.

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Entertaining Company

Contact: Jane Mensing
312.829.2800 312.763.2236

Transporting your guests with palates of artisan ingredients, unique presentations and trend-setting new dishes is our signature. At Entertaining Company, our inspiration is drawn from everywhere we go, everything we see and everyone we meet. We’re constantly fusing global cuisine with celebrated traditions, creating unique event menus and stories along the way. We are a preferred caterer at Chicago’s most celebrated venues.

Inspired Catering

Contact: Tom Kokinakos

Inspired Catering & Events provides the professional expertise and guidance needed to make your event truly distinctive. Customized menus, venue placement and event design are part of our complete range of catering services. You will meet one on one with your event manager and our culinary team to help develop your personalized menu. Your catering event manager will also handle all rentals, linens, room set-ups, staffing, music, flowers and any other detail or desire you have.

Occasions Chicago

Contact: Gerard McGuigan

Occasions Chicago Catering brings you the finest in corporate and social event planning and catering.  Offering everything from an intimate dinner with family and friends to a Black-Tie gala for hundreds, we’ve got you covered!

Located in Chicago’s historic West Loop neighborhood, Occasions Chicago Catering boasts a proven track record in superior customer service and product quality.  Our commitment to excellence shines through in everything we do.

Paramount Events

Contact: Jennifer Vahle

YOUR EVENT IS OUR TOP PRIORITY. Our goal is to create customized menus and provide impeccable service that’s sure to impress. You can count on the event planning experts and stellar culinary team of Paramount Events to be there every step of the way, answering all your questions and handling details, big and small.

We’re here for you. From the first phone call until long after the final bite, we’ll be working our behind-the-scenes magic to create an experience that earns rave reviews from each guest.

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Sweet Baby Ray’s Catering │ True Cuisine & Special Events

Contact: Sarah Ridder

We don’t just cater food. We create experiences. In addition to offering delicious menus with professional service, Sweet Baby Ray’s Catering offers the most comprehensive event planning and catering services available. Our team is able to transform a simple occasion into a memorable special event.

We manage all of the details including the creation of custom menus, beautifully decorated tables topped with stunning floral arrangements for your guests to enjoy, thematic room design to set the scene, audio-visual services, engaging entertainment, and much more.


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